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WEX 2020 Whitewater esports expo.

Not your typical club sport

Brian Gale, Assistant Arts & Recreation Editor January 30, 2022
eSports take control
MAGD department to host annual expo

MAGD department to host annual expo

Sutton Rettig, Staff Reporter May 7, 2018

On Wednesday, May 9, from 4-8 p.m., UW-Whitewater will host its annual Media Arts and Game Development Expo stationed in the Hamilton Room. Casual gamers, A-V enthusiasts and hardcore 8-Bit fanatics alike...

Video game used for STEM workshop education

Video game used for STEM workshop education

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor April 15, 2018

Children gathered last week at Irwin. L Young Memorial Library in Whitewater to build their very own virtual city. On Saturday, April 7, the library hosted its Super STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering...

Far Cry 5 gameplay disputes former critics

Far Cry 5 gameplay disputes former critics

Garrett Kluever , Biz & Tech Editor April 9, 2018

Before it received a 9/10 from GameSpot and 8.9/10 from, Far Cry 5 was muddled in controversy because of its story. After its release however, that criticism may have been misguided. Far Cry...

Students pull all-nighter coding

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor November 15, 2017

Students pulled an all-nighter Saturday creating video games and computer programs in the spirit of competition for the 2017 Hackathon. Eight teams of students checked in to Hyland Hall for an entire...

New Name, New Face, New Style

January 23, 2013

  Royal Purple Spotlight section gets new name:   “Imaginative, creative, and nonscientific branches of knowledge considered collectively.” That is the definition of the arts. “Activity...

Video game review: “Halo 4”

November 14, 2012

  In “Halo 4,” you play again as Master Chief, a super soldier drifting away on a destroyed spaceship after saving Earth. The game begins with him waking up nearly five years after the events...

Hands-on exhibit gives viewers chance to play with art

April 4, 2012
An upcoming exhibit titled “Arthouse Gaming” features a form of art most people generally overlook: video game art.
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